Weekly Newsletter – June 6, 2022                               Print version



Vacation Bible School returns !!!
June 12 – 16

This year we take a ride on the Redemption Railroad.
Our Destination, Transformation Station.


(contact Debbie 219-1756)

SIGN UP – https://stpetersbytheseagulfport.com/vbs-2022-transformation-station/


Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 18th
What: Crawfish Boil    Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
When: June 18th 4pm – 7pm
Individual Tickets $25
Family Tickets $65

Purchase tickets from any of the supporting churches
or on-line by clicking one of the tickets below.



Wednesday Wave, June 8
12:05 Litany of Healing,
~12:40 Via Media Live Stream

Saturday, June 11th
The Feast of St. Barnabas


Isaiah 42:5-12,  Acts 11:19-30;13:1-3, Matthew 10:7-16,  Psalm 112

The Collect
Grant, O God, that we may follow the example of your faithful servant Barnabas, who, seeking not his own renown but the well-being of your Church, gave generously of his life and substance for the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Sunday, 
June 12th

Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8


Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



Lesser Feast Days and Fasts for this week

June 8 [Melania the Elder, Monastic, 410]

  June 9 Columba of Iona,, Monastic, 597

June 10 Ephrem of Nisibis, Deacon and Poet, 373

June 12 Enmegahbowh, Priest and Missionary, 1902

June 14 Basil of Caesarea, Bishop and Theologian, 379

Lesser Feast Days and Fasts site



CAMP ABLE returns !
June 28 – July 1   and Staff Training June 26

Details coming soon.
Volunteers needed !

This year’s theme:

Contact Father Patrick

Weekly Worship Schedule 

Wednesday Wave

12:05 pm Litany of Healing
in the Chapel
~12:40 pm Via Media
on the Internet

Sundays by-the-Sea

8:00 am Rite I Service
9:30 am Caffeinatin’ and Congregatin’ in the Great Room

9:30 am
 Kids’ Sunday School
10:30 am Rite II Service*
In-Person and LIVE Streaming Service*
10:30 am Children’s Church
Child Care Available

June 5-June 11
10th – Marvin Koury
10th – Vicky Reed
10th – Heather Sawyer
11th – Wendy Foster
5th – Doug & Lynn Singletary
9th – Jim & Judy Joest

June 12 – June 18

12th – Dawson Matheny
15th – Vanessa Edwards-Wasson
16th – Fred Hutchings
17th- Brenda Silkman
17th – Alison Yonko
18th – Brent Benvenutti
14th – Tim & Sandi Dulaney
15th – JT & Debbie Anglin
17th – Harry & Christie Yoste

ECW News
Tuesday, June 14
Gulf Coast Community Ministries
All ladies of the church are invited to join us at noon. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the fun and fellowship.

For the Kids !

Sunday, June 5th
The Parable of the Great Feast

Joseph - Free printable at home Bible lesson for under 5s

In Luke 14:15-24, Jesus tells the parable of the great banquet and reminds us that God invites us to join Him for a special celebration.

Key Points:

    • God invites us to come to His feast.

  • People will either accept or reject this invitation.


Vacation Bible School begins !

Our first stop on the Redemption Railroad, a visit to Blind Bartemeus.


Camp Bratton Green is returning this Summer. Learn more here.

Donate to the continuing improvements to the Gray Center and CBG


Youth Groups

Check out all of the upcoming events
for our youth and follow their
instagram page

Support our Local Non-Profits

Gulf Coast Community Ministries

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Support our ECW with the purchase of a St. Peter’s Ornament!

Commissioned in 2009, and the 4th in a series of Downtown Gulfport Landmarks, these cast pewter ornaments are the original work of artist Maurice Milleur. Measuring approximately 2 3/4″ tall.
These make great gifts and help support our ECW.
Ornaments are $20/each and may be purchased by contacting any ECW member or the church office.


Trinity Sunday

The Feast that celebrates “the one and equal glory” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, “in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Being” (BCP, p. 380). It is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Trinity Sunday is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year (BCP, p. 15). The proper readings and collect for Trinity Sunday are used only on the feast, not on the weekdays following. The numbered proper which corresponds most closely to the date of Trinity Sunday is used (BCP, p. 228). The BCP also provides the proper “Of the Holy Trinity” for optional use at other times, subject to the rules of the calendar of the church year (see BCP, pp. 251, 927). The Hymnal 1982 presents ten hymns in a section on The Holy Trinity (Hymns 362-371), including “Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!” (Hymn 362), “Come, thou almighty King” (Hymn 365), and “Holy Father, great Creator” (Hymn 368).

Celebration of Trinity Sunday was approved for the western church by Pope John XXII in 1334. This feast is associated with Thomas Becket (c. 1118-1170), who was consecrated bishop on Trinity Sunday, 1162. His martyrdom may have influenced the popularity of the feast in England and the custom of naming the remaining Sundays of the church year “Sundays after Trinity.” The Sarum Missal and editions of the Prayer Book through the 1928 BCP named these Sundays the Sundays after Trinity. The 1979 BCP identifies this portion of the church year as the season after Pentecost, and names these Sundays the Sundays after Pentecost (see BCP, p. 32).


Ordinary Time

This term is used in the Roman Catholic Church to indicate the parts of the liturgical year that are not included in the major seasons of the church calendar. Ordinary time includes the Monday after the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, and the Monday after Pentecost through the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent. A vigil or other service anticipating the First Sunday of Advent on the Saturday before that Sunday would also be included in the season of Advent. Ordinary time can be understood in terms of the living out of Christian faith and the meaning of Christ’s resurrection in ordinary life. The term “ordinary time” is not used in the Prayer Book, but the season after Pentecost can be considered ordinary time. It may be referred to as the “green season,” because green is the usual liturgical color for this period of the church year. The BCP provides numbered propers with collects and lectionary readings for the Sundays of the Season after Pentecost. The Epiphany season includes the Epiphany, the First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Second Sunday through the Last Sunday after the Epiphany (BCP, p. 31). In view of the Epiphany themes that are presented throughout the Epiphany season, it should not be considered ordinary time. However, many parishes use green as the liturgical color for the Second Sunday through the Sunday prior to the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, and sometimes the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. Epiphany season and the season after Pentecost vary in length depending on the date of Easter (see BCP, pp. 884-885).

(from the Episcopal Church websiter)


Bible Study – Pentecost – 2022
June 5, 2022


Zachary Baker 

RCL: Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17 (25-27)

Acts 2:1-21

Pentecost has finally come. Personally, I consider this the birthday of the church. And why not? Upon each disciple, a tongue of fire, like the tongue of fire upon each birthday candle. But no one is here to blow the flame out because no one can extinguish the flame of the Holy Spirit. It’s like a surprise birthday party, as well. The rush of a violent wind was sudden and intense, and the ecstatic nature of the Holy Spirit made them speak in the languages of the world, or at least the languages common to the Jewish diaspora visiting Jerusalem. The church received the gift it needs the most. The world received Jesus, but along with Jesus, the church receives the power of the Holy Spirit to do its mission in the world, which is to proclaim Jesus to all.

  • What is the language you are hearing from the world?

  • How can we speak this language to proclaim the Gospel?

Psalm 104:25-35, 37

The Psalmist is in awe of God’s creation. I can just envision them wandering throughout the Garden of Eden, marveling at the intricacies of creation. They even poke fun at God’s skill and say that the “Leviathan” was created through God’s humor! Have we not come across unique creatures and plants that make us amused? Yet they too have their place among God’s creation and a unique purpose that is their own. God’s creation also knows his presence, for they are terrified when he looks away and they die just the same.

  • Where have you delighted in God’s creation recently?

read more…

Did you know there are RCL (Revised Common Lectionary) Readings for each day ? 
While there is a little overlap each day, they are posted on-line as a service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library:
Daily Readings

Daily Readings for this week

Monday, June 6, 2022Psalm 48; Joel 2:18-29; 1 Corinthians 2:1-11

Tuesday, June 7, 2022Psalm 48; Ezekiel 11:14-25; 1 Corinthians 2:12-16

Wednesday, June 8, 2022Psalm 48; Numbers 24:1-14; Luke 1:26-38

Thursday, June 9, 2022Psalm 8; Proverbs 3:13-18; Ephesians 1:17-19

Friday, June 10, 2022Psalm 8; Proverbs 3:19-26; Ephesians 4:1-6

Saturday, June 11, 2022Psalm 8; Proverbs 4:1-9; Luke 2:41-52

Sunday, June 12, 2022Trinity Sunday

Monday, June 13, 2022Psalm 124; Proverbs 7:1-4; Ephesians 4:7-16

Being Episcopalian

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Check out our neighboring
Coast Churches

St. Mark’s Gulfport

Trinity Pass Christian

Christ Church Bay St. Louis

St. Patrick’s Long Beach

St. Thomas Diamondhead

Church of the Redeemer Biloxi

St. John’s Ocean Springs

First United Methodist Church

O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go:
preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger;
and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

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